Did Iran surrender to President Bush or Appeasing US Democrats in Iraq?
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Major General Simmons, the deputy commanding general of the Multinational Corps in Iraq, reports astounding news:
BAGHDAD - Iran appears to be honoring an informal pledge to halt the smuggling of explosives and other weapons into Iraq, contributing to a drop of bombings by nearly a half since March, a senior US general said yesterday.
"We have not seen any recent evidence that weapons continue to come across the border into Iraq," Major General James Simmons said. "We believe that the initiatives and the commitments that the Iranians have made appear to be holding up."
Events over the last several months:
US officials met privately with Iranian officials and remarked afterward that they told Iran that they would not tolerate continued Iranian involvement via Quds force personnel and IED and other weapons transfers to Iraqi insurgents.
Nine Iranian Quds forces assisting Iraqi insurgents were captured and detained in Iraq.
General Petraeous testified that Iran was responsible for attacks against US forces in Iraq.
President Bush, Republican legislators and GOP presidential candidates (and a few Democrats) labeled the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (incl Quds) a terrorist organization.
Fred Thompson described the acts of the Iranians in Iraq as acts of war against the US.
Finally, Democratic Party leaders in Congress and all of their presidential candidates advocated legislation that would declare that President Bush may not launch a military attack against Iran absent the consent of congress.
I wonder which of the above convinced Iran to surrender in Iraq?